How often should I bathe my dog?

United States
January 13, 2007 3:40pm CST
How often should I bathe my dog?
6 responses
@pinkeagle (202)
• United States
13 Jan 07
As often as it rains, my dog gets bathed. Now, if we have a drought and the smell gets too bad, I'll make my husband (hereafter known as LB {lazy bum} take the garden hose to him. Use Palmolive dishwashing detergent (orginal formula) as it kills fleas. I'm not kidding it really does kill fleas! So, let mother nature decide how often to bath your dog or make your husband do it. No problem!
• United States
28 Jan 07
LOL.. Thanks alot.. I heard that it was dawn dish soap that kills fleas.. I wonder if both do it? either way thanks for the idea's. +
@Liezel (47)
• Philippines
14 Jan 07
Your dog should bath at least once or twice a week it depends on the type of ur dogs, but my dog has a type of k9, we bath it twice a week to be able to prevent the bad odor of your dogs..
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• Bulgaria
14 Jan 07
It depends where the dog spends its time. If it lives outside you have to bathe it two or three times a week. But if it is at home once a week is enough.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Thanks alot for the suggestions from both of you. I do appreciate it. +
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
14 Jan 07
what kind of dog do you have i have 2 1 is very small and gets stinky often i bathe him every other day because he is a lap dog my other dog is large and i might bathe her every 2 weeks depending on the weather
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• United States
28 Jan 07
she is a pretty big girl, she is a 7 month old boxer.. Thanks for your idea :) +
• United States
14 Jan 07
I am very lucky as I have dogs who have no odor. So they very rarely get bathed they get soaked a lot in the summer playing and trying to bite to water coming out of the garden hose. I was told that bathing too ofen dried their skin. I have a packet of dog bath wipes for emergencies. Got them at Petsmart.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Thanks for the idea :) +
@rajee2007 (331)
• India
14 Jan 07
i bathe my doy twice in a month.normaly dogs are do not need to bathe. Go to website, u will get some answers about bathing.
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@hellboi (664)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
i used to bathe my dogs once a week or once every two weeks depending on how dirty they've been from playing all week. but as i've read from the books, you should not give your dog a bath very often since it would be bad for their coat. it would be better if your read some books intended for your dog breed.